Increased risk of endocrine autoimmunity in first-degree relatives of patients with autoimmune Addison's disease.

Conclusions: This study provides evidence of increased susceptibility for the endocrine autoimmunity, especially thyroid disease, in close relatives of patients with AD. Relatives of the male AD patients and of those with autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome are at particular risk and should undergo periodic screening for autoimmune endocrine disorders. PMID: 32487775 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Eur J Endocrinol Source Type: research